When it comes to collisions on the road, each accident is unique. Often, two passenger cars collide with each other, but there are many other types of motor vehicle wrecks. For example, someone may be hit by a reckless driver while operating a scooter, which can be especially dangerous. Sadly, many lives have been lost as a result of scooter accidents that were caused by drunk, distracted, drowsy, or careless drivers across Orange County.
According to material that was published by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, estimates suggest that more than 10,000 people were treated in emergency rooms due to powered scooter accidents between July 2003 and June 2004. Although there is limited research in this area, at least in comparison to car and truck accidents, for example, it is clear that scooter accidents are a major concern.
The CPSC also found that during this timeframe, most of those treated were less than 15 years old. Moreover, less than half wore helmets when the accident took place. However, it is essential to note that anyone who is riding a scooter may find themselves in a crash, even if they are extremely responsible. Sadly, scooters may be hit by drivers who do not pay attention to the road and someone operating a scooter may be especially likely to sustain an injury or pass away when they are hit by a much larger vehicle. For the victims of scooter accidents and their parents, in some cases, taking action against negligent drivers is absolutely crucial.